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Ronald Joseph Smith, Jr.

September 7, 1960 - October 13, 2018

Ronald Joseph Smith, Jr., age 58, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on October 13, 2018. Born on September 7, 1960 in Upland, PA. Ron was the son of Shirley Ann (Booth) Smith and the late Ronald Joseph Smith, Sr. Ron moved to Rising Sun when he was 12 years old and became very active within the community, which he grew to love. He attended Rising Sun High School and then transferred to West...
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Rodney Wayne White

September 8, 1964 - October 10, 2018

Rodney Wayne White, "Tater" died on October 10, 2018 at the age of 54. He was born September 8, 1964 in Havre de Grace, MD to Evelyn B. White (Cox) and the late Rodney L. White. Wayne was a horse groomer/trainer and spent most of his profession working around standardbred horses and racing them in various places, including Germany. He was a very knowledgeable person and could discuss any...
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Andrew Paul Jugler, Jr.

August 15, 1989 - October 7, 2018

Andrew Paul Jugler, Jr., age 29, of Rehoboth, DE lost his battle with drug addiction on October 7, 2018. Andrew was born in Elkton, MD on August 15, 1989. Andrew graduated from Elkton High School in 2009. He was a feisty young man who liked to have his own version of fun. Andrew was self employed as a mobile mechanic, he loved working on cars and fishing. He was a friend to everyone and...
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John H. Brandenberger, Jr. "Jack"

December 25, 1927 - October 6, 2018

John H. Brandenberger, Jr. "Jack", age 90 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on October 6, 2018. He was born on December 25, 1927 in Wilmington, DE to the late John H. Brandenberger, Sr. and Florence (Bonsall) Brandenberger. Jack grew up in Wilmington, DE and after high school, he was employed by Sun Oil Company where he was promoted to the Sun Oil Honor Club. He retired to Chesapeake City...
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Patsy Mae Franklin

November 2, 1951 - September 29, 2018

Patsy Mae Franklin, age 66, of Conowingo, MD passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Born in Marion, NC on November 2, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Paul Edward and Mamie Melvina (Effler) Simmons. Patsy greatly enjoyed going to yard sales, flower gardening in her yard, which was her happy place, and listening to her most favorite music artist, Elvis Presley, of whom she was a...
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Frederick Harold Birth, Jr.

August 27, 1963 - September 26, 2018

Frederick Harold Birth, Jr. "Freddie", age 55 of Wilmington, DE passed away on September 26, 2018. He was born on August 27, 1963 in West Chester, PA to Laura (Hess) Breeding and the late Frederick Harold Birth, Sr. Freddie, "Junie" graduated from Middletown High School in 1981. Soon after graduation, he joined the US Army where he proudly served until 1987. After his military career, he went...
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Victor C. Webb, Sr.

November 24, 1927 - September 20, 2018

Victor C. Webb, Sr., age 90, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on September 20, 2018. Born on November 24, 1927 in Charleston, WV, he was the son of the late Reece B. and Osa (Reedy) Webb. Victor served his country proudly in the U.S. Army from 1945-1946. He owned and operated several mushroom farms in the Rising Sun, MD and Oxford, PA areas. Victor greatly enjoyed his work, but his...
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Paul David Elwood

November 16, 1945 - September 19, 2018

Paul David Elwood, age 72, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Born November 16, 1945 in Wilmington, DE, Paul was the son of the late David Leroy Elwood, Jr. and the late Rita Ann (Kelly) Elwood. Paul served his country proudly in the United States Army. He graduated in June 1967 from the Officer Candidate School in Ft. Benning, GA. Paul served as Second...
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Mitchell "Mitch" James Bolte

June 12, 1964 - September 16, 2018

Mitchell "Mitch" James Bolte, age 54 of Newark, DE, passed away September 16, 2018. He was born June 12, 1964 in Wilmington, DE to Joyce M. Fair (Edwards) and the late Ralph J. Bolte. Mitch was a professional commercial and residential painter. He was a quiet man and lived a simple life. Mitch enjoyed gardening, landscaping and the outdoors. He was an Elkton Little League "All Star."...
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Hildegard "Hilda" Bell

June 4, 1931 - September 15, 2018

Hildegard D. Bell of Rising Sun, Maryland passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 15, 2018, she was 87. Born in Rochester, NY on June 4, 1931, she was the daughter of Friedrick G. and Sophie A. (Ortlepp) Giesemann. Hilda attended William Penn High School and Delaware Technical Community College. She spent time working at the News Journal paper in Wilmington, DE, Delaware Park and at...
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Patricia Byrd McCormick

September 30, 1955 - September 11, 2018

Patricia Byrd McCormick, age 62 of Elkton, passed away September 11, 2018. She was born on September 30, 1955 in Albuquerque, NM to the late Lavera (Berry) Byrd and Kenneth Venters Byrd. Trish was an Air Force brat and would often travel overseas on tours with her family. Her and her husband, Gordon Levi McCormick, Jr., of 42 years would also travel for duty, and even went on a Princess...
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Warren Louis Muehlberger

October 4, 1944 - September 10, 2018

Warren Muehlberger, age 73, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018. He was born October 4, 1944 in Baltimore, MD to Louis and Barbara (Dorschel) Muehlberger. Warren graduated from Kenwood High School in Essex, Baltimore County in June 1962. He retired as an Illustrator from US Army Material Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD on March 31, 2000...
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John Estle Vaughan, Jr.

July 13, 1957 - September 9, 2018

John Estle Vaughan, Jr. age 61 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on September 9, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 13, 1957 in West Grove, PA to Donna Rae (Strawbridge) Vaughan and the late John Estle Vaughan, Sr. John graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1975. He spent a lot of time with his friends at the American Legion Post 194 in Rising Sun. He had many hobbies...
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Mark Dugger

January 19, 1970 - September 7, 2018

Mark Dugger, age 48, of Conowingo, MD, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, September 7, 2018. A lifelong resident of Conowingo, he was born on January 19, 1970. Mark graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1988 and RETS Technical School in 1990. He was employed by Armstrong in Rising Sun, MD for over 28 years, working as a line technician and engineer...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Sandlin

January 14, 1936 - September 6, 2018

Elizabeth "Betty" Sandlin of Elkton, MD, originally of South Philly, age 82, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones, on Thursday, September 6, 2018. She was born on January 14, 1936 to the late Albert and Lucy (Marino) Ianieri. She is survived by: Al Sandlin of Elkton, MD, Tom (Suzanne) Sandlin of Philadelphia, PA and John (Linda) Sandlin of Rising Sun, MD, Karen Schell of...
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Versie Hamilton

December 20, 1946 - September 5, 2018

Versie Hamilton, age 71 of Conowingo, MD passed away on September 5, 2018. She was born on December 20, 1946 in Manchester, KY to the late Johnny Jackson and Addie (Collett) Jackson. Versie was an active member of Wrightsdale Baptist Church. She enjoyed the fellowship and support that the church brought to her life. Versie had a passion for exploring flea markets and attending yard sales to...
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Yvonne Blakeley

February 5, 1936 - September 3, 2018

Yvonne Blakeley, age 82 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. Born February 5, 1936 in Hinton, WV, Yvonne was the daughter of the late Walter and Gladys Stevens. Yvonne devoted her life to her faith and family and was a very dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Blythedale Seventh-day Adventist Church in Perryville...
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Anne D. Nesbitt

August 2, 1921 - September 3, 2018

Anne D. Nesbitt, age 97 of Colora, MD passed away on September 3, 2018. She was born on August 2, 1921 in Colora, MD to the late Harry Maxwell Dinsmore and Mary Jane (Krauss) Dinsmore. Anne was a lifelong resident of Colora, MD. She came from a large family with twelve siblings of whom she outlived. Anne studied Cosmetology and worked as a Beautician Hair Stylist throughout her entire life. ...
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William "Bill" Fell

June 21, 1932 - August 26, 2018

William "Bill" Longacre Fell, age 86, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on August 26, 2018. Born on June 21, 1932 in Calvert, MD, he was the son of the late Norman Job and Rosa (Longacre) Fell. Bill graduated with honors from the University of Maryland in 1953 with a Bachelor's Degree. He played varsity soccer and was also a member of the ROTC program, leading him to become a personnel...
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Harvey Ennis McGrady, Sr.

April 28, 1943 - August 21, 2018

Harvey Ennis McGrady, Sr. of Rising Sun, MD, age 75, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. He was born on April 28, 1943 in Rising Sun, MD to the late Francis Guy McGrady and Lida (Ewing) McGrady. Harvey graduated from West Nottingham Academy. A hard worker, he was a self-employed farmer and rural route carrier for the United States Postal Service for...
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George Rex Lloyd

August 16, 1954 - August 20, 2018

George Rex Lloyd, age 64, of Port Deposit, MD passed away peacefully on August 20, 2018 aboard the Carnival Pride Cruise Ship. Born on August 16, 1954 in Torrance, CA, he was the son of the late Julius and Letha (Thompson) Lloyd. George served his country proudly in the US Army for 8 years during the Vietnam War era. He continued serving with the Department of the Army for 30 more years as a...
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Ruth Ann Price

February 15, 1947 - August 16, 2018

Ruth Ann Price, age 71, passed away peacefully on August 16, 2018. Born on February 15, 1947 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Aries Cox Cornett, Sr. and Theresa Lee (Barnes) Cornett. Ruth was a very family-oriented woman, staying home to raise her child as well as caring for her mother. She loved listening to music, especially George Jones and Hank Williams, Jr. Ruth was also...
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Matthew H. "Harry" Lunsford

March 23, 1934 - August 14, 2018

Matthew H. Lunsford, (Harry) age 84 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on August 14, 2018. He was born on March 23, 1934 in Slagle, WV to the late Matthew H. Lunsford and Ruby Faye (Price) Russell. Harry grew up on a farm and continued the trade with his wife, Virginia and their twelve children. The family had a small farm in Rising Sun, MD where they milked cows and tended to other small animals. ...
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Lula I. Pierce

August 3, 1922 - August 8, 2018

Lula I. Pierce, age 96 of Conowingo, MD passed away surrounded by her family on August 8, 2018. She was born on August 3, 1922 in Helen, West Virginia to the late Henry Eastridge and Etta (Roark) Eastridge. Lula was very family oriented and was known for her famous Sunday family dinners. She had a kind heart and made sure to support her family when they needed her the most. Lula took care of...
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Pedro Antonio Sarmiento-Celis

February 14, 1972 - August 3, 2018

Pedro Antonio Sarmiento-Celis, age 46 of Windsor Locks, CT passed away on August 3, 2018 in Elkton, MD. Born on February 14, 1972 in Bogota, Colombia, Pedro was the son of Edgardo Aurelio Sarmiento and the late Magnolia Celis. Pedro was a very caring man with a noble heart. His family always came first and he would do whatever he could for them. He was a wonderful son, spouse, partner, brother...
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Tresa Lynn Nichols

May 24, 1968 - July 29, 2018

Tresa Lynn Nichols, age 50 of Conowingo, MD passed away on July 29, 2018. She was born on May 24, 1968 in Elkton, MD to Edward Allen Nichols, Sr. and Shirley Ann (Montgomery) Nichols. Tresa will be remembered by her huge heart and love for all. She was a people person and never met a stranger. She loved everyone and all animals. Tresa enjoyed going crabbing on the Eastern Shore and always made...
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Barbara Faye Peter

May 6, 1939 - July 29, 2018

Barbara Faye Peter of Fairborn, OH, age 79, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018. She was born on May 6, 1939 in Westerville, OH to the late Kenneth Cromwell and Dorothy Faye (Pennell) Snouffer. Barbara had a talent for creating beautiful artwork and she especially enjoyed drawing. She loved her family very much. Barbara's greatest pleasure was found in spending time with her children,...
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Michael Warren Carter

May 18, 1952 - July 27, 2018

Michael "Mike" Warren Carter, age 66 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018 at his home. Born May 18, 1952 in Milford, DE, Mike was the son of Helen May (King) Carter and the late Warren Howard Carter. Mike was a handy man and could fix anything. He worked a variety of jobs throughout his life, most recently as a lab technician for DuPont. Mike loved spending time in nature...
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Virona Gertrude Palmer

November 19, 1929 - July 22, 2018

Virona Gertrude Palmer, age 88, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 22, 2018. Born November 19, 1929 in Red Star, WV, Virona was the daughter of the late Dennis and Rose (Craft) Callahan. Virona was a lifelong member of Conowingo Baptist Church. Family and faith were what she held most near and dear to her heart. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her family...
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Thomas G. Churchill, Jr.

March 9, 1928 - July 20, 2018

Thomas G. Churchill, Jr., age 90, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on July 20, 2018. Born on March 9, 1928 in Amarillo, TX, he was the son of the late Thomas G. and Edna (Edmondson) Churchill. Thomas worked as a Chemist/Patent Professional for many years. He was employed at Chemical Abstracts Service from 1956-1962, Atlas Chemical Industries, now AstraZeneca, Inc....
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Clifford Thomas Guy, Sr.

July 28, 1934 - July 19, 2018

Clifford Thomas Guy, Sr., age 83 of North East, MD passed away on July 19, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 28, 1934 in North East, MD to the late John Guy and Edna May (Hammond) Guy. Clifford was the definition of a family man. He went out of his way to provide for his family and made sure that they had everything they needed and more. Family was the most important...
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Nelson Day Stubbs

August 6, 1931 - July 14, 2018

Nelson Day Stubbs of Chesapeake City, MD, age 86, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018. He was born on August 6, 1931 in Elkton, MD to the late Taylor Sharp Stubbs, Sr. and Wilda Adeline (McCauley) Stubbs. Nelson is survived by two sisters: Marjorie E. Austin of Chesapeake City, MD, and Dolores M. Ford of Warwick, MA; brother, Taylor Sharp Stubbs, Jr. of Chesapeake City, MD; three nephews:...
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Ronnie Guy Johnson, "Bud"

July 18, 1962 - July 13, 2018

Ronnie Guy Johnson ("Bud"), age 55, of Quarryville, PA passed away suddenly on Friday, July 13, 2018. Born July 18, 1962 in West Grove, PA, Bud is the son of Lorrain (Lipford) Johnson and the late Ferd Ace Johnson. Bud enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisher. His most treasured time was that spent with his family especially his grandchildren. Including his mother, Lorrain...
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Millard Wilson Barker

May 12, 1927 - July 12, 2018

Millard Wilson Barker, age 91, of Colora, MD went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Oxford Health Center in Oxford, PA. Born on May 12, 1927 in Ashe County, NC, he was the son of the late William and Pearl (Hamby) Barker. Millard was a long-time member of New Bridge Regular Baptist Church. He was a self-employed home builder for over 60 years, taking great pride and...
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Anita Mae Butterfield

August 10, 1935 - July 12, 2018

Anita Mae Butterfield, age 82, of Annville, PA passed away on July 12, 2018. Anita was born in Los Angeles, CA on August 10, 1935. Anita was a member of the Lifeway Church in Lebanon PA, she was a person of strong faith and loved the Lord. She was a very positive person always looking at the world through rose colored glasses. She was generous and giving, loved all people and was always kind,...
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Charles (Sonny) A. Bennett, Jr.

August 24, 1940 - July 11, 2018

Charles A. (Sonny) Bennett, Jr., age 77, of Elkton, MD passed away on July 11, 2018. Sonny was born in Elkton, MD on August 24, 1940 to the late Charles A. Bennett, Sr. and Anna Virginia Bennett. He served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1965. Sonny worked for many years as an auto mechanic at Chrysler Auto Manufacturing. He is survived by his son, Michael C. Bennett of Elkton...
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Harold Davis Hall

February 14, 1934 - July 11, 2018

Harold Davis Hall, 84, of Newark, Delaware, went home to his Creator on July 11, 2018. He was born February 14, 1934 in Milford, Delaware to the late John Causey Hall and Mary Davis Hall. A loving and devoted husband and father, Harold lived most of his life in Newark, where he enjoyed bowling when he was younger and loved the old TV westerns. He owned Brookside News Stand for over forty...
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Betty Louise Holbrook

February 18, 1933 - July 5, 2018

Betty Louise Holbrook, age 85 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on July 5, 2018. She was born on February 18, 1933 in Conestoga, PA to the late Dan Oscar Thomas and Grace Miriam (Miller) Thomas. Betty, AKA Aunt Betts or Miss Betty, was one of few who graduated from New Valley Elementary School in Conowingo, MD which was a one room school house. She then went to Rising Sun High School where she was...
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Paula Elaine Brammer

November 11, 1959 - July 3, 2018

Paula Elaine Brammer, age 58, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully on July 3, 2018. Born on November 11, 1959 in Fitchburg, MA, she was the daughter of the late Paul Ernest and Marie Louise (Quinlan) Proulx. Paula worked for many years as a Medical Billing Specialist for the Delaware Center for Digestive Care where she was always adored by her coworkers. She was a lover of horses, swimming,...
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Thayer Dun White

April 12, 1941 - July 2, 2018

Thayer Dun White, age 77, passed away on July 2, 2018. Born in Somerville, MA on April 12, 1941, he was the son of the late Alden D. and Edith J. (Fish) White. Thayer received a degree in Spiritual Psychology. His life work and interests were in the related areas, but he put most of his emphasis on Primal Therapy. Thayer is survived by his sister, Sheddon Angelone, several nieces, a nephew...
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Opal Grace Goad

December 10, 1928 - July 2, 2018

Opal Grace Goad, age 89 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away July 2, 2018. She was born in Ashe County, NC on December 10, 1928 to the late William Jackson Keys and Lona Margaret (Miller) Keys. Opal was a seamstress at Fawn Grove Manufacturing in Rising Sun, MD for over 30 years. She was also a life-long member of Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church. Opal especially loved reading her Bible and in...
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Ann B. Chase

January 31, 1932 - July 1, 2018

Ann Chase of Oxford, PA, age 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Ware Presbyterian Village. She was born on January 31, 1932 in Boston, MA to the late Fred M. Burton and Winifred C. (Greene) Burton. Ann was a faithful member of the Jehovah Witnesses and attended the Kingdom Hall in Chatham, PA and Farmington, ME for over 40 years. Maine was her favorite place to be...
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Clara A. Cease

March 18, 1933 - June 24, 2018

Clara A. Cease, age 85, of Rising Sun, MD, formerly of Anne Arundel County, MD, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2018. Born on March 18, 1933 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Clemens and Ruth (Ruggles) Andrus. Clara grew up as a farmer's daughter, inspiring her love of gardening, picking fruits, and canning. She was an amazing cook and loved eating her many wonderful dishes....
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Patrick Joseph Glynn

July 28, 1940 - June 22, 2018

Patrick Joseph Glynn, age 77 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on June 22, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 28, 1940 in Long Island, New York to the late Joseph Glynn and Freida (Neuman) Glynn. Pat was employed by Alger Oil Company for 37 years as a Service Manager and he retired in 2006. He was a member of the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun Maryland. During the 1970...
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Clarissa Adele Stroupe

November 30, 1961 - June 20, 2018

Clarissa "Rissa" Adele Stroupe, age 56, of Elkton, MD passed away on June 20, 2018. Born on November 30, 1961 in Elkton, MD, she was the daughter of Lucy A. (Hoffman) Fox and Ralph Fox. Rissa was a lifelong member of the Church of the Nazarene where she spent many hours helping the church with any activities they had going on. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, and friend and she...
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June Joyce Smith

June 3, 1933 - June 14, 2018

June Joyce Smith, age 85, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on June 14, 2018. She was born on June 3, 1933 in New Jersey. June was a stay at home mom for many years until both of her children graduated from high school. She then went to work for Litman Jewelers at the Christiana Mall for 15 years. After retiring, June spent 8 years living with her son and daughter-in-law in North...
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John "Jack" Sebold

November 4, 1922 - June 11, 2018

John "Jack" Wayne Sebold of Port Deposit, MD, age 95, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018. He was born in Wilmington, DE on November 4, 1922 to the late John Emley Sebold and Marian (Newcomb) Sebold. Jack was the owner/operator of Jim's Market for 48 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #353 in Oxford, PA, a life member of Tall Cedars of Lebanon and of Har-Ce Forrest #142. Jack was also a...
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Clifton "Cliff" McClelland

July 17, 1942 - June 9, 2018

Clifton John McClelland, age 75, of Port Deposit, MD passed away peacefully on June 9, 2018. Born on July 17, 1942 in Baltimore City, he was the son of the late Leroy S. McClelland, Jr. and Mary M. (Greenwell) McClelland. Cliff worked for General Motors for over 44 years. He spent a lot of his time at the Elkton Senior Center participating in activities, such as Bingo and Wii Bowling, where he...
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Frank "Tim" Driscoll

January 14, 1949 - June 8, 2018

Frank Timothy (Tim/Timo) Driscoll, III passed away peacefully on June 8, 2018. Born on January 14, 1949 in Washington, DC, he was son of the late Frank T. Driscoll, II and Beverly (Cole) Driscoll. Tim served his country proudly as a Marine in Vietnam from 1967-1971, receiving two purple hearts for his service. He then went on to work for the Department of the Army as an ammunition inspector...
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Erma B Clark

November 2, 1929 - June 3, 2018

Erma B. Clark, age 88 of Elkton, MD, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018. She was born on Nov 2, 1929 in Wilmington, DE to William L. Archibold and Edna E. (Borer) Archibold. Erma was a secretary at Stauffer Chemical in Delaware City, DE and at the Du Pont Glasgow Site until her retirement. She moved to Florida where she lived for 10 years and loved every minute of it. She returned to...
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Keith Ray Campbell, "Pink Pad"

April 17, 1961 - June 2, 2018

Keith Ray Campbell, "Pink Pad", age 57, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 2, 2018 after his courageous battle with cancer. Born April 17, 1961, Keith was the son of Peggy Ann (Lawson) Campbell and the late Richard Howard Campbell, Sr. In his younger years, Keith was involved in many sports. He was a Golden Glove boxer, football player and baseball player. He worked as an account manager...
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Nancy Edna Springer duPont

January 11, 1924 - June 1, 2018

Nancy Edna Springer duPont, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully at home on June 1, age 94. She was born in Rockland, near Wilmington, Delaware on January 11, 1924 to Willard Springer, Jr. and Edna Martenis Springer. She was pre-deceased by her husband, R. Jacques T. duPont, also a native of the Wilmington area, and 2 sisters, Elizabeth Springer Mahood and Marietta Springer Patterson. ...
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David Allen Wadkins, Sr.

January 4, 1963 - May 29, 2018

David Allen Wadkins, Sr., age 55, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on May 29, 2018. Born on January 4, 1963 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of William Gene Wadkins and the late Audrey Jean (Covey) Wadkins. David worked for most of his life doing home improvements. He was always helping others and was there for anyone in need. In his spare time, David loved hunting, fishing, and crabbing,...
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John E. Vaughan, Sr.

November 29, 1936 - May 24, 2018

John Estle Vaughan, Sr., age 81, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on May 24, 2018. Born on November 29, 1936 in West Grove, PA, he was the son of the late John M. and Zella F. (Roberts) Vaughan. John was a lifelong truck driver, known to many by his call name, "Fat Daddy." He was very passionate about living life on the road. He was also in the Army National Guard for 9 years. John's...
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Catherine Theresa Gorman, "Dollie"

June 18, 1928 - May 22, 2018

Catherine "Dollie" Theresa Gorman age 89 of Berlin, MD passed away on May 22, 2018. She was born on June 18, 1928 in Baltimore, MD to the late John Bernard Higdon and Rosalie Anna (Carroll) Higdon. Family was the most important thing to Catherine. She was very giving and was a fun and loving woman who lived life to the fullest. Her and her husband, Paul would throw dinner parties frequently...
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Terri Martin

June 4, 1960 - May 19, 2018

Theresa Marie "Terri" Martin, age 57, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018. She was born on June 4, 1960 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Paul Richard, Jr. and Agnes Marie Greager McGee. Terri was a lifetime employee of Acme Markets in Media and Oxford, Pennsylvania. She enjoyed cooking delicious meals for her family and friends and planting her flower gardens. A great love...
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Marcella Faye White

August 15, 1930 - May 19, 2018

Marcella Faye White, age 87 of North East, MD, passed away May 19, 2018. She was born August 15, 1930 in Vance City, WV to the late John Henry Bexfield and Eskie Erma Bexfield. Marcella was in the right place with the Lord when she passed and was very religious in life. She always said she loved all of her children equally. Marcella was fierce, protective and set in her own way. She also was...
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Loraine E. Bergold

September 10, 1934 - May 16, 2018

Loraine E. Bergold, age 83, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born September 10, 1934 in Somerville, NJ, Loraine was the daughter of the late Earl and Carrie (Ewing) Hartpence. Loraine was a talented woman who enjoyed the many gifts that life had to offer. Such gifts included gardening, baking, cooking, needlepoint, and sewing....
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Walter Lee Funk

June 5, 1942 - May 11, 2018

Walter Funk, age 75, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018. Born in Bainbridge, MD on June 5, 1942, he was the son of the late William Glenn and Stella Edith (Anderson) Funk. Walt was a lifetime member of the Rising Sun Fire Company, where he was past President and was active in supporting the Ladies Auxiliary. He served on both the Harford and Cecil County Volunteer Firemen...
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Patrick T. McCartan

July 11, 1948 - May 11, 2018

Patrick Timothy McCartan died peacefully at home on May 11th, 2018 in Rising Sun, MD at the age of 69, as a result of Agent Orange-related cancers from his military service in Vietnam. Patrick was born on July 11th, 1948 in Ryan, PA to John and Marie McCartan. He graduated from Grand Island High School, NY in 1966 and joined the Army, serving in the Vietnam War. After he left the military, he...
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Ollin D. Adkins, "Reds"

June 23, 1935 - May 4, 2018

Ollin D. Adkins ("Reds"), age 82, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully on Friday, May 4, 2018 at his home. Born June 23, 1935 in Branchland, WV, Reds was the son of the late Elbert and Olga (Sheppard) Adkins. Growing up in West Virginia, Reds was one of fourteen children. He worked for General Motors for 47 years where he retired in 2002. He was known for his big smile and his great sense...
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John "Barrie" Boas, Sr.

July 2, 1937 - May 3, 2018

J. Barrie Boas of Perryville, MD and Debary, Florida was born on July 2, 1937 and passed away on May 3, 2018. He was the son of Lester "Red" W. Boas and Kathryn L. (Manual) Herr. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter, Sheryl Lynn. Barrie graduated from J.P. McCaskey in 1955 and Millersville University in 1981. He served in the Air Force from 1955 to 1959 in Tripoli,...
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Mary Lee Shephard

February 2, 1929 - May 3, 2018

Mary Lee Shephard, age 89 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on May 3, 2018. She was born on February 2, 1929 in Shouns, TN to the late Lafayette Wilson and Hessie McKenley (Phillips) Wilson. Mary was a longtime member of Conowingo Baptist Church. She was an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles and enjoyed watching their games. She also loved red birds; cardinals were her favorite. Mary loved spending...
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Herman Day

March 20, 1936 - May 2, 2018

Herman Day, age 82 of Elkton, MD passed away on May 2, 2018. He was born on March 20, 1936 in McDowell County, WV to the late Henry Day and Patty (Thornsberry) Stacey. Herman was a very kind hearted person. He was always willing to help others and did so with a smile on his face. He will be dearly missed by his adopted family. The family would like to give special thanks to Elkton Transitional...
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Cecil W. Atwood, Sr.

November 19, 1938 - April 28, 2018

Cecil W. Atwood, Sr. passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the age of 79. He was born November 19, 1938 to the late Ronald and Lois Atwood. Cecil had a lifetime love for cars, which started at the Chrysler plant. He eventually retired from the plant after dedicating many years on the assembly line. Cecil had a special hobby fixing and working on Volkswagen cars. Cecil is survived by his...
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Mary Lucile Cole

November 10, 1958 - April 28, 2018

Mary Lucile Cole, age 59, passed away Saturday, April 28 2018 at home with her loving husband at her side after a lengthy battle with Huntington's disease. She was born on November 10, 1958 to the late Jonathan Mechem Weaver, Jr. and Mary Lucile (Smith) Weaver. Mary enjoyed doing historical reenactments with her family. She liked art, and would express her creativity by drawing. Mary was a...
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Robert John Nickle " Bob", Sr.

February 3, 1924 - April 25, 2018

Robert John Nickle, Sr., "Bob", age 94 of Elkton, MD, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Caraway Manor Assisted Living in Elkton, MD. He was born on February 3, 1924, in Fremont, PA, to the late Samuel H. and Mary E. Dawson Nickle. Bob was a graduate of Rising Sun High School. In his earlier life, he worked as a farmer alongside his father, and also farmed on his own farm. Later, he...
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Nancy Ernestine Johnson

October 29, 1932 - April 21, 2018

Nancy Ernestine Johnson, age 85, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018. She was born in Elkton, MD on October 29, 1932 to the late Charles and Mary (Knight) Kempa. Nancy was an employee for Chrysler. She enjoyed working in her yard and planting flowers. Nancy was a great cook and shared her talents with her son, Paul. She loved her family and cherished the moments they spent...
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F. Marjorie Whiting

September 26, 1928 - April 18, 2018

F. Marjorie Beers Whiting, R.N., of North East, MD, age 89, died April 18, 2018 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center. Marjorie (Marge, Margie) received her R.N. from the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing in Hartford, CT. She did post graduate work at McGill University in Neurosurgical Nursing. She was a Christian and a member of Rosebank U.M. Church. She had been active in the Mt. Gretna,...
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Brenda Lynn Beaulieu

June 5, 1952 - April 15, 2018

Brenda Lynn Beaulieu, age 65, of Rising Sun, MD passed away April 15, 2018. She was born June 5, 1952 and was adopted by Vera Gould and the late Robert Thomas Adcock, Sr. Brenda grew up in Salinas, CA, where she graduated from Salinas High School. Brenda then joined the Navy and National Guard and served our nation for 29 years. Her title was medical corpsman and she would care for injured...
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Ralph W. Carr, Jr.

March 5, 1936 - April 12, 2018

Ralph W. Carr, Jr., age 82, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Born March 5, 1936 in Conowingo, MD, Ralph was the son of the late Ralph W. Carr, Sr. and the late Mary C. (Rice) Fink. Ralph was a union worker for Eastern Gunite Co. for 35 years, were he worked as a Gunite machine operator. Leading up to his retirement in 1999, in the course of his career, Ralph...
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Mary Ann Whittington

September 13, 1934 - April 11, 2018

Mary Ann Whittington (83) of Green Bay, Virginia passed away peacefully with her family at her side on April 11, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Wayne Whittington, Sr. She is survived by her children: Cheryle Whittington Parrish and Joseph (Joe) Wayne Whittington, Jr.; Grandchildren: Nikkol W. Rodriguez, Josh Parrish, Shelli Whittington and Silas Whittington; Great...
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Cheryl June Smith

February 19, 1953 - April 7, 2018

Cheryl June Smith, age 65, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully Saturday, April 7, 2018. Born February 19, 1953 in Wilmington, DE, Cheryl was the daughter of the late Royal E. Smith, Jr. and the late Shirley M. (Clark) Smith. Cheryl is survived by her two sisters: Kathleen Ruckman of Chestertown, MD and Bonnie Derbyshire of Wilmington, DE. Cheryl is also survived by six nephews: Robert,...
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Ambubhai "Andy" Ganeshbhai Patel

September 17, 1951 - April 7, 2018

Ambubhai Ganeshbhai Patel, age 66, of North East, MD passed away April 7, 2018. He was born September 17, 1951 in Surat, India to the late Ganeshbhai D. and Gometben G. Patel. Ambubhai was a farmer in India. When he moved to the U.S.A., Ambubhai helped his family with their hotel business. He was also a firm believer in Hinduism and would pray daily. Ambubhai loved to meet people and...
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David R. Hamilton

July 25, 1936 - April 6, 2018

David R. Hamilton, age 81 of Oxford, PA passed away on April 6, 2018. He was born on July 25, 1936 in West Grove, PA to the late Fred P. Hamilton and Evelyn (Keim) Hamilton. David was a talented carpenter and enjoyed wood working. In fact, he built his family's summer home in the mountains of Sullivan County, PA. He was an avid hunter and hunted mostly deer with his bow and rifle. David loved...
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Salvatore "Sam" Piacentini

February 15, 1952 - April 4, 2018

Salvatore "Sam" Michael Piacentini, age 66, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018. He was born on February 15, 1952 in Bridgeport, CT to the late Mario Piacentini and Theresa (Sanservero) Piacentini. Sam had a great passion for cars which extended throughout all aspects of his life. He worked as a car insurance adjuster for over 30 years, first for Continental and then for MetLife. Sam was a...
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Suzanne Marie Therres

April 1, 1963 - April 2, 2018

Suzanne Marie Lankford Therres (known as "Shugie" by her family and friends), age 55, of Rising Sun, MD passed away suddenly on Monday, April 2, 2018. Born April 1, 1963 in Baltimore, MD, Suzanne was the daughter of Hazel "Leza" Lankford and the late Johnnie L. Lankford. Suzanne was a multifaceted individual who had a talent for learning many things. She was passionate about her horses and...
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Jake Whetsell

September 8, 1924 - March 30, 2018

Jake Whetsell, age 93, of Hockessin, DE passed away Friday, March 30, 2018. He was born on September 8, 1924 in Charleston, SC to the late Henry Whetsell and Bertie (Pye) Whetsell. Jake earned a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from The Citadel in Charleston, SC. He proudly serviced in the United States Navy during WWII and the Korean War. Jake went on to work as a civil engineer for...
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Mary Elizabeth Brown

July 24, 1919 - March 29, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Brown, age 98, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Born on July 24, 1919 in Nottingham, PA, Mary was the daughter of the late Lewis Job and Edna Elizabeth (Reisler) Brown. Mary worked for the Oxford Gas Company from 1942 to 1952 before she became a Secretary for Avon where she worked from 1952 until her...
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John Anthony Lane

April 21, 1927 - March 29, 2018

John Anthony Lane, age 90, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully at Union Hospital on March 29, 2018. Born in Cordova, WV on April 21, 1927, he was the son of the late John Anthony and Hannah Caroline (Lewis) Lane. John worked for nearly 20 years at Perry Point VA Hospital before his retirement. In his younger years, he owned and operated his family farm. A dedicated family man, John will be...
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Penny Sue Messinger

December 16, 1973 - March 26, 2018

Penny Sue Messinger, age 44 of Conowingo, MD passed away on March 26, 2018. She was born on December 16, 1973 in Havre de Grace, MD to Franklin Richard Messinger and Darlene O. (Higby) Stephens. Penny was a happy and go lucky woman who had a heart of gold. She was always thinking of others and was always there for them when they needed her most. She loved her two sons: Anthony and Gilbert and...
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Helen Virginia Crawford

January 1, 1919 - March 21, 2018

Helen Virginia Crawford, age 99, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Broadmeadows Nursing Home in Middletown, DE. She was born on January 1, 1919 in Rural Retreat, VA to the late James V. and Mammie May Vaught Sage. In her younger years, she worked at the Triumph Plant during World War II. She became a home maker caring for her husband and family. She loved...
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Ruth Frances Justice

September 8, 1929 - March 21, 2018

Ruth Frances Justice, age 88, of Peach Bottom, PA, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on March 21, 2018. Born on September 8, 1929 in Swords Creek, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Clarence B. and Mamie Victoria (Newberry) Short. Ruth was an active member of the Oxford Church of God for over 42 years and was also active in doing missionary work. She lived for the...
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Noah Quin Norona

August 18, 1995 - March 19, 2018

Noah Quin Norona, age 22, of Elkton, MD passed away on March 19, 2018. Born in Newark, DE on August 18, 1995, he was the son of John Darrin and Julie Ann (Heberly) Norona. Noah was a 2013 graduate of Rising Sun High School. After graduating from RSHS, he attended Towson University. Noah was an avid soccer and tennis player. He was also an excellent drummer, playing for multiple churches in the...
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Elizabeth Ann Brand "Betty"

January 5, 1922 - March 12, 2018

Elizabeth Ann( Betty) Brand passed away on March 12, 2018 in Socorro, New Mexico at the age of 96. An only child, she was born on January 5, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Clarence Hofer Smythe and Hilda(Polly) Archer Smythe, who later resided in Eire, Pennsylvania. She attended schools in Pittsburgh and several colleges including Westminster( in New Wilmington, Pa.) and Villa Maria...
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Marilyn M Doll

January 15, 1950 - March 11, 2018

Marilyn M. Doll, age 68, of Elkton, MD passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018. She was born January 15, 1950 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Si Hamilton and Esta Pearl (Ackers) Hamilton. Marilyn graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1968. She married a Navy man, traveling and living overseas for over 20 years, in locations including Scotland, Italy and Iceland. After returning to the United...
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Dan Edwin Johnson

April 5, 1955 - March 10, 2018

Dan Edwin Johnson was born April 5, 1955 in E. Millinocket, Maine to Sulo Edwin Johnson and Margaret Ann (Murray) Gillis. Suddenly, on March 10, 2018 Dan was called home to be with the Lord. Dan lived the past 12 years in Colora, MD with his loving wife Tammy. Dan was a Certified Welding Inspector by trade and educator at heart. He always knew how to accomplish what others thought impossible. ...
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Edward "Eddie" Besser, Jr.

November 29, 1971 - March 9, 2018

Edward Besser, Jr., age 46, of Rising Sun, MD passed away at home suddenly on March 9, 2018. He was born November 29, 1971 in Baltimore, MD to Gail Mae Staggs and the late Edward Besser, Sr. Eddie is survived by his wife, Rebecca Besser; sons, Eddie Besser III, Nickolas Besser, Brandon Michael Baier; daughter, Samantha Jean Baier; brothers, Johnny and Tony Sierra; and grandmother, Dolores...
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Julius Ray Curry

July 18, 1946 - March 9, 2018

Julius Ray Curry, age 71 of Perryville, MD passed away on March 9, 2018. He was born on July 18, 1946 in Delbarton, WV to the late Julius B. Curry and Haney (Bowman) McNiel. Throughout his life, Julius had a number of jobs including: a truck driver for Tasty Cake, employee for Carroll Tree Service, and he was a prep cook at Ball Park Restaurant in Street, MD. He was a very skilled cook and...
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Gene B. Benjamin

December 27, 1946 - March 9, 2018

Gene B. Benjamin, age 71 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away March 9, 2018 after a long illness. He was born December 27, 1946 in Baltimore, MD. Gene was a retired public school teacher. He was well regarded by fellow teachers and his students. Gene was an advocate for learning and always wanted to inspire his students. Gene is survived by brothers, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death...
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Eva Marie Daicar

December 27, 1943 - March 7, 2018

Eva M. Daicar, 74, passed away peacefully March 7, 2018 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Eva was born on December 27, 1943 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Eva had a varied and successful career as a clinical psychologist at the Toronto General Hospital, in executive selection with the Government of Canada in Ottawa, as a psychologist with the Government of Alberta, Canada,...
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Ruth Theresa Bedwell

November 28, 1946 - March 6, 2018

Ruth Theresa Bedwell, age 71, of Newark, Delaware, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018. Born on Thanksgiving, November 28, 1946 in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Silver Jim and Catherine (Maier) Taylor. Ruth enjoyed shopping every day of the year, provided that the weather and her body were willing to accommodate that desire. Her favorite haunts were WalMart, Boscov's,...
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Elizabeth Marie Scott

March 6, 1932 - March 4, 2018

Elizabeth Marie Scott, 85, of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018. She was born on March 6, 1932 in Baltimore, MD to the late Wilbur Morton Grosnell and Emma Marie (Brown) Grosnell. Elizabeth is survived by three grandsons: Joseph Jaron, Scott Hohman and his wife, Jessica, and Richard Hohman and his wife, Michelle; and eight great-grandchildren: Koal, Wyatt, Kailyn, Conner,...
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Doris Ellen Long

July 21, 1940 - March 3, 2018

Doris Ellen Long, age 77, of Perryville, MD passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Born on July 21, 1940 in Baltimore, MD, Doris was the daughter of the late Edger and Eleanor Hanson. Doris worked as a secretary at Day Spring Pediatrics in Rising Sun, MD for many years. She enjoyed living by the water with her son and his family, and feeding her ducks (Fred&Ethel) Her favorite things to do...
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Jeffrey Ryan Davis

October 29, 1990 - March 1, 2018

Jeffrey "Lil' Devil" Ryan Davis, 27, of Port Deposit, MD went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 1, 2018 after a battle with addiction. He was born in Elkton, MD on October 29, 1990 to Robert Davis and Donna Lee (Stuart) Davis. Jeffrey was an adventurous person that was always ready to bring his friends and family along for the next adventure. He enjoyed skateboarding, exercising and...
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Lois S. Matthews

February 25, 1927 - March 1, 2018

Lois S. Matthews, formerly from Wilmington, Delaware, passed away at her daughter's home in Rising, Sun, Maryland on March 1, 2018 at the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Winvert J. Matthews; her parents, Walter M. and Myrtle P. Shirley; her brother, Walter Shirley, Jr.; her brothers-in-law, Robert Valentine and Willis H. Matthews; and her nieces, Georginna Wallace...
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John C. Rierson

May 20, 1940 - February 20, 2018

John C. Rierson, 77, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Monday, February 20, 2018. He was born on May 20, 1940 in Harrisville, MD to the late James Elzey Rierson and Myrtle (Wilson) Rierson. John retired from Henkel & McCoy in 2000. He loved farming and owned his own crop farm in Greenville, TN. John sold the vegetables that he grew in his garden at the Famer's Market. He enjoyed collecting...
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James Andrew Jordan, Sr.

March 15, 1941 - February 19, 2018

James Andrew Jordan, Sr. age 76 of Port Deposit, MD passed away on February 19, 2018. He was born on March 15, 1941 in Ripley, TN to the late William Andrew Jordan and Exie (Wright) Marrow. James served his country for four years in the Air Force. Once he was honorably discharged, he worked as a painter at Chrysler in Newark, DE. James umpired softball for 20 years and was an avid player...
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Charles R. Price, Sr. "Ray"

December 3, 1930 - February 19, 2018

Charles "Ray" Price, Sr., 87, of Rising Sun, MD passed away after a short illness Monday, February 19, 2018. Born in Roanoke, VA on December 3, 1930, Ray was the son of the late Ernest Heath Price and the late Nannie "Pauline" (Snyder) Price. He loved traveling with his wife, Mildred in their motorhome, visiting Canada and Nashville to name a few destination. However, just being on the open...
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Wesley John Maahs

November 28, 1950 - February 16, 2018

Wesley John Maahs, age 67, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2018. Born November 28, 1950 in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Irvin, Sr. and Arletta (Schaffer) Maahs. Wesley was a talented finish carpenter with an eye for design. He was known to be an incorrigible flirt with every woman he met, a NASCAR super-fan, and a TV addict. He also enjoyed boating and...
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